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Hump behind the shoulders
Alternative namesA lump of fat on the back of the neck (cervicodorsal).
ConsiderationsA buffalo hump by itself is not a sign of any one, specific condition. It must be considered in light of other symptoms and test results.
Home CareIf a buffalo hump is due to medication, ask your health care provider about your drug. NEVER CHANGE MEDICATION WITHOUT CONSULTING YOUR HEALTH CARE PROVIDER.
For extreme obesity, diet and exercise can help you to lose weight.
Call your health care provider if
The doctor will take your medical history and perform a physical examination .
Medical history questions may include:
Update Date: 7/28/2003Stephanie Fish, M.D., Division of Endocrinology, University of Pennsylvania Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network.
Last updated: Tue, 06 Jan 2009 00:20:03 GMT